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December 14th 2010

Fitch comments on being "passed over" for title shot

Jon Fitch commented on being “passed over” for a title shot when he appeared at a press conference in Sydney, Australia today to talk up his UFC 127 fight with BJ Penn, which takes place in February next year.Asked if he was at all aggrieved that he seems to be getting passed over in favour of Jake Shields, Fitch gave a well-structured answer that...
December 14th 2010

"Koscheck fought a crappy fight," says coach

Javier Mendez, one of the head coaches at the American Kickboxing Academy, was frank about the strategy Josh Koscheck employed in his fight with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 124."Josh fought crappy. He knows it. If we told him he fought great, we'd be lying. He didn't do anything what he was supposed to do, and at the same time, Georges did,” Mendez told MMA...
December 14th 2010

Grand Theft Aldo: Jose absconds with WEC belt

WEC general manager Reed Harris revealed on today’s pre-WEC 53 conference call that he asked Jose Aldo to return the WEC featherweight belt to him after he became the default UFC featherweight champion following a merger.“No,” said Aldo, according to Reed.“I asked him for it back, but he said ‘no,’” Reed laughed, adding that...
December 14th 2010

UFC 124 Aftermath: Fallout from the fights

Georges St. Pierre defended his UFC belt for a fifth consecutive time on Saturday night, defeating Josh Koscheck by unanimous decision in the headline bout of UFC 124. GSP basically won the fight with a jab and superior timing and head movement. That left hand landed again and again on Koscheck’s face. He was left with a broken orbital that required surgery....
December 14th 2010

Bellator FC signs 3-year deal with MTV 2

The news is out regarding the new TV deal Bellator Fighting Championships has signed - its a three-year agreement with MTV2 commencing in 2011. The news was announced today by Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney and Eric Conte, Senior Vice-President of Programming and Production at MTV2. “MTV2 is the perfect home for the intense mixed martial arts action of...
December 14th 2010

TUF 13: Its not Sonnen-Wand or Mir-Lesnar

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen will not be the opposing coaches on season thirteen of The Ultimate Fighter, according to sources Fighters Only has spoken to.Several sources involved with the new season of the Spike TV hit series said that coaching spots won’t be going to the two middleweights.But all remained tight-lipped about who the coaches might be....
December 13th 2010

GSP "most dominant welterweight ever" says Jackson

Greg Jackson feels his fighter Georges St. Pierre now deserves to be considered the most dominant welterweight in MMA history. Jackson expressed the sentiment in response to a Sherdog interviewer asking him whether he agreed with the proposition that St. Pierre has now eclipsed Matt Hughes’ legacy. Admitting bias because of his connection, Jackson said he does...
December 13th 2010

Oliveira: "I blinked and got caught, that was fatal"

21-year old UFC lightweight fighter Charles de Oliveira fought for the third time in UFC this past Saturday, facing Jim Miller. Oliveira started to put his jiu-jitsu into practice, looking for triangle and kimura submissions, but permitted his right foot to be caught and had to tap in the first round.The youngster was supported by veteran Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio...
December 13th 2010

Report: Sonnen-Wand, Brock-Mir being considered for TUF 13

Season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter could feature Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen in the opposing coach roles, says UFC president Dana White.Other names in contention are former heavyweight champions Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir, and bantamweights Miguel Torres and Urijah Faber.While the Sonnen-Wanderlei pairing has been heavily rumoured for some time - ever since, or...
December 13th 2010

Koscheck displays mangled eye socket: "Enjoy this picture"

“Enjoy this picture” was the message posted by Josh Koscheck alongside a photograph of his mangled left eye socket today.Having suffered a fractured orbital in his UFC 124 fight with Georges St. Pierre on Saturday night, Koscheck was unable to fly home (cabin pressure would be dangerous) and was instead driven to Boston for immediate surgery.St. Pierre...